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Louis Gervais

Hello to you CGdirector community, I'm planning tu buy, piece by piece, a pc in the following weeks.
i was only wondering if I need additional cooling, the cpu already comes with its fan... but I'm thinking the build will need more than that.

please pardon my ignorance, this is my first ever build.

- CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz 12-Core Processor$198.00CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4$67.43Motherboard ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE ATX AM4$297.62Graphics Card Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB - MSI Gaming X$427.99Memory (RAM) 32GB (2 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16$119.99PCIe-SSD Crucial P1 1TB, M.2 Solid State Drive$104.99Power Supply Corsair CX Series CX550M 550W ATX 2.4 Power Supply$114.98Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black ATX Mid Tower Case$107.63Total: $1438.63

Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
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Jun 12, 2020
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Hey Louis,
The CPU's stock cooler is decent, though if you think you'll be either doing long sustained loads or even using PBO or some other overclocking mode, then yes I'd recommend to get another cooler such as the beQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4.